Thursday, 1 January 2015

December Wrap-Up and January TBR Pile


Ahh, it's 2015. I remember 2014 like it was yesterday. :') I'M SORRY I HAD TO DO THAT.

I go back to school on Monday (asdfghjkl) and I haven't actually read many of the books I were planning on reading BUT I did finish rereading the Percy Jackson series which was on my list. I feel so accomplished in life. I was planning on reading City of Heavenly Fire and finishing the Harry Potter series but then I discovered Skulduggery Pleasant. And I've kinda been marathoning the series. Do I regret it? Nope. Not at all. READ IT.

I didn't read as much as I'd hoped to, but I read a fair(ish) amount. 

Books I read:
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2)The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #3)The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4)The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant, #1)Playing with Fire (Skulduggery Pleasant, #2)The Faceless Ones (Skulduggery Pleasant, #3)Dark Days (Skulduggery Pleasant, # 4)Confessions: The Paris Mysteries (Confessions, #3)The Importance of Being EarnestHouse of Robots: (House of Robots 1)

Ta-da! Percy Jackson was flawless, as usual. I finished Blood of Olympus in November and I was so nostalgic, I just had to reread the series. I LOVE PERCY SO MUCH. I also received the last Skulduggery Pleasant book a few months ago to review and I decided that, because I'm on holiday, I'm going to try to read some of the series. I'm currently nearly done with book 5 and they are honestly so good. I always avoided them because I thought they looked kind of creepy (I know I shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but I'm pretty sure it's something we all do, even though we hate to admit it!) but they are SO GOOD! I love the humor and the characters and the plots and the TWISTS. Holy chicken soup, the ending in the fourth book was crazy. It blew my mind. For real. 

I also had to read The Importance of Being Earnest for school and I LOVED it! I don't read many plays or classics, so I was quite hesitant but it was fantastic and hilarious and I want to read more Oscar Wilde. 

I also read House of Robots and the third Confessions book which I received to review. I both liked them, they weren't the best but they were enjoyable reads! 

Books I'm Hoping to Read (but probably won't because I'm terrible with these things):
Paper or PlasticColonial MadnessOne of the GuysThrone of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)The Dagger in the Desk (Lockwood & Co., #1.5)Death Bringer (Skulduggery Pleasant, #6)Kingdom of the Wicked (Skulduggery Pleasant, #7)Fairy Tale Reform School: Flunked

Well, if this isn't an ambitious list then I don't know what is. These are mainly arcs, besides the two Skulduggery Pleasant books which I'll be reading next because, as I said, I'm addicted to the series. The others are books I need to review for February/March and Throne of Glass is a book that I've heard endless good things about and it's the read-along read for the 2015 TBR pile reading challenge - so I think it's high time I read it!

These are the books I hope to get to this month! Which books are you hoping to read in the month of January?

16 comments:

  1. You had a fantastic December! I wish i have the time to reread some favourites, so well done, you. :) I read Confessions: The Paris Mysteries last month, and I didn't love is as much. I'm still looking forward to the next one, though. Good luck with your chosen reads for January!

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  2. Thank you! I never reread but I really missed the characters in the PJO series, so I'm glad I reread them! :) I'm also quite looking forward to the next one! I love how fast-paced they are! :D

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  3. You did read so much in December! You're on a Skulduggery-streak :D


    Throne of Glass is awesome -YES READ IT- and you need to tell me all about One of the Guys when you finish it!

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  4. I'm also back to school on Monday. *cries*
    I STILL need to pick up the Percy Jackson series at some point! Hopefully it'll be sometime this year! ;D

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  5. I've had to read Oscar Wilde for my lit classes as well, I enjoyed his work though! I hope you get to read Throne of Glass, I'm so hooked on that series!!

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  6. I am currently reading Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief! Flunked sounds like such a fun read and I do love a good fairy tale retelling, must check that one out :) Plus the cover is pretty awesome!

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  7. YES MORE WILDE. I live to book push Wilde hahaha He's my absolute, all time favourite author. All his works, and especially his essays, strike a chord with me. An absolute talent he is. I hope you find some more time for him!


    Ah, hoping onto Throne of Glass huh? HAVE FUN! I wasn't a big fan of the first book but book two is quite good! *whispers I started and never finished book 3 though. In due time, hopefully...


    Don't let school stress you out too much dear!x

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  8. Honey you BETTER read Throne of Glass!


    ALSO OMG. PERCY JACKSON. YESSSS NOW I WANT TO REREAD IT TOOOOOOOOO

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  9. Thank you! I am in deed, READ THEM, JOLIEN. We can then fangirl together! :') And I will indeed, I hope I enjoy it because it sounds good! :D

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  10. POOR US! I feel like I didn't even read that much. -.- YOU HAVEN'T READ THEM?! Oh, you must! There's ships and adventure and banter and sarcasm and it's basically the bookish equivalent of perfection. :')

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  11. I will definitely be reading more Oscar Wilde in the future! Thanks, I've heard great things! :D

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  12. Yay! How are you liking it? :) I love the cover too, it's gorgeous! And because it's to do with fairy tales is always a plus! ;)

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  13. I LOVED The Importance of Being Earnest, it was SO GOOD! My parents have A Picture of Dorian Gray on their bookshelves so I'll definitely be reading that in the near future.


    And YES I AM! I've heard endless good things about the series and I think it's about time that I start reading them, I feel like I'm missing out, ya know? >.< I hope you enjoy book 3! :D


    And thanks, I'll try to not let it worry me too much! <3 x

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  14. I LOVE PERCY JACKSON, THAT SERIES IS AMAZING!

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  15. I stayed up til half two last night reading it...oops haha It was really good though. It's a really fun read that isn't too heavy. Now just to buy the rest of the series :)

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  16. The series gets better and better! :') Enjoy!

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